BOYER, JACOB, Enhaut, Pa., was born in Dauphin county, Pa., August 14, 1814; son of John Boyer. The father was the first of the Boyer family to settle in Dauphin county. He came to the county about 1800, and purchased a small farm near Chambers Hill, which he cultivated in connection with working at his trade of stone mason. He married a Miss Whitman, by whom he had nine children: Henry, John, Benjamin, Jacob, George, Martin, Samuel, Rebecca, and Catherine, all of whom are deceased, excepting Jacob. The latter attended the subscription schools of the county, and engaged in farming, and later worked a stone quarry. In 1853 he purchased the Abraham farm, on which he has since had his residence, and is one of the oldest residents of what is now known as Enhaut. In 1843 he married Miss Catherine Beinhower, daughter of Peter Beinhower, of Dauphin county, by whom he has two children living: J. C., born October 7, 1856, was educated in the public schools, is a farmer by occupation, and has charge of his father’s farm; he is not married; and Emeline, wife of M. N. Snavely, of Enhaut. Mr. Boyer has been one of the most prominent citizens of Swatara township, and is one of the oldest residents. He takes an active interest in all church work.
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Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –